Snow arrived late last night and for the first time this year it stayed.  All be it there is a mere smattering but the ground glistened, sun sparkling in the icy crystals, and great reflections in the swimming pool here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House. The day is cold and crisp, and until Jenny started […]

After a huge amount of wind last night, a storm that came straight up the valley and blew for hours on end today is a chilly but clear day in Umbria.  The sun is warm but the outside temperature still cool.  Here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House we are working hard on the alterations, it […]

After the storm of yesterday we all awoke to a beautiful morning here in Umbria.  Overnight there was the first frost, the ground and terrace tables were all covered with a silky sheen of ice.   Fortunately I had managed to store all our wonderful geraniums and delicate plants. Seen from the terrace at Bellaugello […]

Only last week here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House near the sleepy but highly truffle scented and intensely beautiful medieval city of Gubbio we were basking in temperatures nearing 30˚c everyone was poolside topping up his tan. And then came the rain and big winds.  Firstly the wind was southerly, warm and pleasant, and then […]

The current baltic weather here in Umbria, and covering of snow put us here at Bellaugello Gay b&b in mind of taking a sauna. Last year we created a panoramic deck and imported direct (well actually via France ‘cos they do not sell them here in Italy) from Finland a wooden building in which there […]

Here at Bellaugello Gay Guesthouse in Umbria, Italy  the fires are lit, the heating is on, there is food in the larder, the sauna stove is burning merrily and there is yet more snow. I did think to go shopping this afternoon, sort of planned to be one step ahead in case we got blocked […]